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Dominoes – Endless Possibilities!

Dominoes – some history, some science, and the endless possibilities for fun and creativity! We got very excited about what you can do with Dominoes…

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NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson was a very talented African American mathematician. After she graduated from college at age 18, she worked as a teacher before joining NASA.…

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George Washington Carver Free Printable

George Washington Carver was born an African American slave a year before slavery was outlawed. He left home at a young age to pursue education…

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Quarantine Pioneer, Ibn Sina

Quarantine isn’t new Quarantine has become a common word in our 2020 vocabulary. Did you know this is a long-established practice for helping stop the…

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Chimpanzee Researcher and activist, Dr. Jane Goodall

Chimpanzees are closely related to humans, and British primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is best known for her research of wild chimpanzees. Learn more about Dr.…

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Lonnie Johnson Coloring Page

Dr. Lonnie Johnson is a mechanical and nuclear engineer. After graduate school, he joined the US Air Force, and later worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion…

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Filter Smoke with Duct Fan Bin

Smoke from wildfires and dust in the air can make it difficult to breathe sometimes. If you live in a place with lots of particulates…

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Box Fan Filter Instructions

Why Filter the Air? ScienceWorks is located in Oregon, where we are having some wildfires right now. There is quite a bit of smoke, dust,…

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Turn Your Room Into a Camera Obscura

What is a camera obscura? While it might have “camera” in its name, a camera obscura is actually more like a projector. It is a…

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DNA photographer Rosalind Franklin

DNA Photographer Rosalind Franklin

DNA Photographer: Spotlight Scientist Rosalind Franklin was born in London in 1920, and decided by age 15 that she wanted to be a scientist. Rosalind…

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Mars 2020 Video Series

Welcome, Mars fans! Later this summer, NASA will launch the Mars Rover Perseverance. Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with Mars. It has earned…

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Engineering: Spotlight on Willie Klassen

Engineers design and make many of the objects around us. Willie Klassen is an engineer who works at Schilling Robotics. Learn more about how Willie…

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